Summer Entertaining with The White Company

Summer Entertaining masterclass with The White Company

the white company summer entertaining masterclass event

At the end of last week on a gloriously summery day, a pile of us bloggers took up a delightful invitation from The White Company to experience one of the best summer entertaining masterclasses I’d seen in years.

the white company summer entertaining masterclass event

the white company summer entertaining masterclass event

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining masterclass event

With the beautiful surrounds of Eltham Palace as our backdrop, we were treated to workshops on how to cook a crowd-pleasing BBQ with chef Tim Maddams

the white company summer entertaining masterclass event

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the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

Through to how to match your summer food to your wines with drinks specialists 31Dover

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

Summer entertaining – styling your table

So, if you remember back to Easter when we were shooting a seasonal table for The White Company (which you can read all about here), well it turns out we are not the only ones who love to mix up the table setting style a little. The White Company expert Luke Batchelor (who also writes the blog The Interiors Lab) is also keen to play around with convention.

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

You know that time of year when summer rolls around and you start hoicking the same old deck chairs and plastic picnic gadgets out of the cupboards for another year of service? Well, it turns out, thanks to some stellar new products and top tips from The White Company, it doesn’t have to be that way. This season why not look at your summer entertaining as an extension of your indoor entertaining?

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

Starting from a central display like this pavilion lantern, in this case, Luke switched out candles from the lantern for neat little plants which slotted perfectly into the small Danvers vases.

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

Using a crisp vintage washed linen tablecloth as a base for the setting, Luke then created a covetable looking spread by adding pretty mercury antiqued bud vases, a mixture of Henley napkins and vintage linen napkins along with cute coated aluminium napkin ties which you can write your guests name on in chalk.

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

My favourite take away idea from Luke’s workshop was to use vases as drinks receptacles – how cute are these vases as makeshift jug and glass tumbler?

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

Finally, after all the delicious food and cocktails had been consumed, all the tablescapes had been beautifully captured by us bloggy types for days of Instagram fodder, it was time to wend our way home through the delightful blooms of Eltham Palace, fully inspired to shape up our summer entertaining skills.

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

the white company summer entertaining event at eltham palace

With thanks to The White Company for an amazing afternoon, Eltham Palace for their tours and the fun workshops by Tim Maddams and 31 Dover.

Click the images below to shop the table setting ideas we saw on the day.

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    • May 24, 2016 / 6:21 am

      Thanks honey – meet up soon…!!xxx

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